|Van Halen – Judgement Day Lyrics||10 months ago|
|@[doubledragon:35141] The person who posted this song spelled "Judgement" correctly, as the song is officially titled "Judgement Day". The "moron" who misspelled it is either a member of Van Halen or somebody at Warner Brothers.|
|Rush – Wish Them Well Lyrics||6 years ago|
I think this song is about religious people who try to tell non-believers that they are going to burn in Hell if they don't accept Jesus. He's saying that you can't get them to see your point of view, so all you can do is wish them well and go on about your life.
The lyrics are vague enough that they could apply to any situation in which one person or group is so strident in their position that they can't be bothered to consider alternative viewpoints. However, the religious references (spirits, the devil, judgment/mercy, hell, and demons) make me think he's referring to religious people, particularly fundamentalist Christians.
|Darrell Scott – Candles in the Rain (Childless Mothers) Lyrics||6 years ago|
|I believe this song is about a woman who had an affair with a married man. She got pregnant and they decided to get an abortion. The man dropped her off at the abortion clinic, but left her to go through the procedure alone. Now, she deals with occasional feelings of regret over not having children and wondering what might have been.|
|Darrell Scott – You're Everything I Wanted Love to Be Lyrics||6 years ago|
|This song was co-written with Darrell's father, Wayne Scott, when Darrell was 16 years old.|
|Darrell Scott – It's a Great Day to Be Alive Lyrics||6 years ago|
Darrell once commented before playing this song that he wrote it after being laid up for 3 days with a bad back from clearing some brush on his property. After 3 days of feeling sorry for himself, he finally realized things weren't so bad.
I love the way Darrell sings it, too. He has so much more emotion than the popular cover versions.
|Drive-By Truckers – The Righteous Path Lyrics||7 years ago|
|This song reminds me of two of my friends. They went to high school together and did a lot of partying and were generally irresponsible throughout their 20s. However, a few years ago, one found a good woman, got a steady job, sobered up, and started a family. The other continued to party, wrecked his car, lost his job, and had his house foreclosed on. Both would tell you they are trying to stay on the righteous path, but only one has been successful in doing so. Each could easily have ended up going down the path that the other took. The one who became successful need only to make one of his old mistakes (a night of heavy drinking/drug use or having an affair) to throw it all away. Thus, it is a "thin, thin line" separating their lives.|
|Drive-By Truckers – The Righteous Path Lyrics||8 years ago|
This song reminds me of two of my friends, Rob and Mike. Both were wild in high school and college (drunk every weekend, smoking pot, lots of sex, road trips to Mardis Gras, etc.). Rob found a girl, got married, had kids, got a good job, built a house in the suburbs, quit smoking, cut way back on drinking. He goes to church with the family every Sunday, but will confide in his close friends that he doesn't really get anything out of it. Mike kept doing drugs, can't hold down a job, never got married. If you ask him, he'd tell you he's trying to get his life together ("trying to stay focused on the righteous path"), but he keeps relapsing into his old habits.
They have very similar personalities, but Rob found a way to control his impulses, while Mike didn't. Occasionally, Rob will have too much to drink and the old Rob will show up. I think that is the "thin, thin line" separating their two minds.
|White Zombie – More Human Than Human Lyrics||9 years ago|
|When this song came out, I thought for awhile that it had something to do with Friedrich Nietzsche's book. The phrase "More Human Than Human" sounds like something from Nietzche's "Human, All Too Human" or "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".|
|Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers Lyrics||9 years ago|
|The "wise and foolish virgins" part is obviously a reference to Matthew 25, in which 10 virgins are awaiting their bridegroom. 5 of them were wise and brought oil for their lamps, but 5 others were foolish and did not bring oil. When they ran out of oil, they went to buy some. Meanwhile, the bridegroom showed up and took the wise virgins inside. When the foolish virgins returned, they knocked and the door and the bridegroom replied "I know you not". The parable is in the middle of Jesus' "no one knows the day or the hour" speech and is meant to convey that one should always be prepared for the coming destruction of the world.|
|Van Halen – Me Wise Magic Lyrics||10 years ago|
|I like the lyrics to this song, even though they are essentially just gibberish.|
|Van Halen – Love Walks In Lyrics||10 years ago|
|When this song first came out, I thought it was about losing your virginity.|
|Van Halen – D.O.A. Lyrics||10 years ago|
|This song has a badass riff.|
|Van Halen – Best Of Both Worlds Lyrics||10 years ago|
|To me, the song is about living in the moment and enjoying the life we have here on Earth rather than spending our time hoping for an afterlife.|
|Van Halen – 5150 Lyrics||10 years ago|
|Not major hits? 5150 sold more copies than any album except Van Halen and 1984. It was also the first album to be #1 on the Billboard 200.|
|Van Halen – Take Me Back (Deja Vu) Lyrics||10 years ago|
This is my favorite song from Balance. In some ways, it is similar to Cabo Wabo.
It is about a lost love and fondly remembering the time shared together on a trip to Morocco and wishing to go back.
|Rush – Presto Lyrics||10 years ago|
|I think he is simply thinking about what people in random houses below are doing. As he is looking down at the millions of houses, he is thinking about the millions of people living out there lives and wondering what they may be doing.|
|Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love Lyrics||10 years ago|
|The word "groovy" was popular in the '60s. It's a slang term that basically means "cool", "excellent", or "awesome". This song is a simple love song in which the singer is telling their partner how they feel and basically saying "Wouldn't you agree we've got a great relationship?"|
|Mike And The Mechanics – The Living Years Lyrics||10 years ago|
My relationship to my father is very much the same. We don't fight or have any big disagreements, but we aren't really close. Like your father, he is a good, hard working man. However, we don't really talk on any meaningful level. It's always about sports, how work is going, how family members are doing, etc. He never really shares his feelings.
I'm 31 years old and he is 58. He's somewhat overweight and has high cholesterol. I fear he is going to die fairly young and I'll regret never bringing up how I feel. Yet, I don't have the courage to speak up.
|Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me Lyrics||11 years ago|
|This song sounds really dated (it's one of those songs that just screams '80s), but it's a beautiful song.|
|The Beatles – She Said She Said Lyrics||11 years ago|
|I totally agree. Gov't Mule's version of this song may be the best Beatles cover I've ever heard.|
|The Black Crowes – Wiser Time Lyrics||11 years ago|
|I agree with this interpretation. Definitely a song about life as a band on the road and having ups and downs from one show to the next.|
|Bruce Hornsby – The Way It Is Lyrics||12 years ago|
|This song has a great message and some great piano work. I think the song is saying that if we just accept that "that's just the way it is", then nothing will ever change, but if you don't believe it, then things can change.|
|Bruce Hornsby – The Way It Is Lyrics||12 years ago|
"BUT, I also think it's accepting them as aspects of our culture that won't change, as terrible as they are."
I disagree. I think the line "That's just the way it is, some things will never change" is someone else commenting on race/poverty and Bruce is saying "don't you believe them" (in other words, it can change).
|Rush – Faithless Lyrics||12 years ago|
There are different definitons of "sin". Some definite it as "transgression of divine law". I believe this is the most common way of defining it and it was the way I was using it. Others, such as yourself, use the term in a more broad scope to include violations of any moral principle, regardless of the origin. Many Christians feel that moral rules ONLY come from God. I don't follow any gods, unless you have a very different definition of what a god is than I do.
As for the Bible, I have no doubt that many (perhaps even most) of the characters and places actually existed and events actually occurred. However, there are many problems with the Bible as a historical document, especially any claims regarding Jesus. First, there are no contemporary accounts of Jesus from any eyewitnesses. Secondly, the gospel accounts were all written after the purported time of Jesus and were based on hearsay.
You said "If you read the newspaper do you believe in what was written?". Well, that depends on what kind of claim is being made. If the paper says there was a wreck on the interstate yesterday, I will believe it. Car accidents happen all the time and I have no reason to believe the writer would make up that story. If the paper says a man saw a UFO yesterday (with no corroborating evidence), I would not believe it. Why? Because extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Your example of the human body exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide is flawed. We can use instruments to verify this is occuring. We can conduct experiments to test that this is occuring and these tests are repeatable. Supernatural claims cannot be tested and the results cannot be repeated by others.
I agree that what you are taught doesn't make it right or wrong and that we have to decide whether to accept what we've been taught. However, as a child, because of our lack of experience and because our critical thinking skills are not fully developed, we are more susceptible to believing what we are told (especially when coming from authority figures like parents or preachers). When those beliefs are reinforced by friends and family for many years, it can be hard to step back and examine our beliefs with a critical perspective.
You said "Do you realize the ultimate goal isnt a life of ease or riches or fame or anything. It was just to be a friend to your creator." I find this to be arrogant and condescending. You seem to think you have a truth that I am missing. A Muslim or Hindu might tell you that they have the truth and if you believe like they do, then you will see it. Would you agree with them?
Does it seem odd to me that the hurricanes have hit most of the areas on the Gulf coast in the last 10 years? No, it doesn't. There were a lot of strong hurricanes from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. I'm sure people at that time thought it was the end times too. Does it seem odd to you that we haven't had a major earthquake in the midwest United States since 1812? You are assuming there is a purpose behind the hurricanes hitting the gulf coast, when there is no reason to believe that is the case. How many hurricanes have hit major cities on the Atlantic Coast the last 10 years?
As for Bible prophecy, there are two problems. Much of the claims of prophecy are actually very vague. It is like Nostradamus' prophecies...they can be applied to many events after the fact. If it was a true prophecy, you should be able to say what is going to happen BEFORE it happens. The prophecies that "came true" in the Bible can not be relied upon unless there is direct evidence that the prophecies were made before the event occurred and also evidence that the event actually occurred. Prophecies in the Old Testament that are fullfilled in the New Testament could have been false. Anyone can write a book saying that prophecies described in a previous book have been fulfilled. If there were prophecies written into the first book of Lord of the Rings, the fact that these prophecies are fulfilled in the second and third books doesn't mean that the story is actually true.
Now, all of this doesn't mean there isn't a God and that the Bible isn't true, but in my opinion, it is cause to be skeptical. I choose not to believe. You can tell me that all I have to do is pray to God with an open heart and I will see the light. You can tell me that I better be right. As Neil said, I don't have faith in faith and I don't believe in belief. I don't for a second think that there will be anything after death. I'm not scared of death. However, we only get one chance at life and I want to enjoy it and experience as much as I can. It may not mean anything after I'm gone, but it means something to me now.
|The Black Crowes – My Morning Song Lyrics||12 years ago|
|I agree with remedy74...this song is about the spirituality of music. This song is incredible live. As one guy said after this song at the most recent Black Crowes concert I attended, "It don't get any better than that".|
|The Black Crowes – God's Got It Lyrics||12 years ago|
This is a cover song. The song was originally done in the '70s by a Louisiana preacher named Charlie Jackson. I don't think it was done in a mocking perspective.
Furthermore, the Crowes have several Christian-themed songs. I don't know what religion, if any, that the Robinson brothers follow. I'm an atheist, but I still enjoy the religious-themed songs for their musical quality.
|Aerosmith – Angel Lyrics||12 years ago|
|It is borrowing Christian themes, but I don't think it is actually about Jesus. Rather, it is using the Christian themes as a metaphor.|
|Heart – What About Love? Lyrics||12 years ago|
It is about a guy who is focused only on his career and won't share his feelings. He has become successful and portrays confidence in his job ("well on your way to the top"), but it is just a facade ("you've been hiding, never letting it show, always trying to keep it under control"). She isn't sure if he is scared, jaded, struggling with past heartache, etc. ("I can't tell you what you're feeling inside"), but she knows that she can't help him change if he isn't willing to help himself ("I can't sell you what you don't want to buy").
She makes a plea to him to realize that love is passing him by. If he doesn't change, he's going to wake up one day to realize he's become a lonely, regretful old man.
|Van Halen – Mine All Mine Lyrics||12 years ago|
|Fwennich, that's a good analysis. Sammy isn't an atheist, but he's not tied down by religious dogma. The song reminds me of a quote by Thomas Jefferson, who said "Say nothing of my religion. It is known to my god and myself alone."|
|Phil Collins – Everyday Lyrics||12 years ago|
|I agree that this is a beautiful song, but I'm not sure what exactly it is about. I think it is after a breakup. He knows he needs to move on, but he can't stop thinking about her.|
|Rush – Natural Science Lyrics||12 years ago|
This song is unbelievable live. The version on the Snakes and Arrows DVD is fantastic.
BTW, the line definitely says "In their own image, their world is fashioned". It is talking about the Bible saying man is made in God's image. Neil is saying if you start from idea that we are made in God's image, then you won't understand (or even try to understand) science.
|Jackson Browne – Running On Empty Lyrics||12 years ago|
|This song kind of reminds me of Pink Floyd's song "Time", only not as bleak. It especially reminds me of the line "You run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again."|
|Van Halen – Judgement Day Lyrics||12 years ago|
|I think Sammy became more religious by the time they put out Balance. I know from interviews I've seen that the Waboritas (Sammy's solo band) have a prayer before their shows. I don't think Sammy gets caught up in the dogma of religion though. I'm just speculating, but I'd say his view is that you should enjoy life, but just remember that it is because of God.|
|Phil Collins – Take Me Home Lyrics||12 years ago|
|EverestMan, I think you are right. I think he is comparing people in such a situation (just going through the motions and not really "living" life) to people in insane asylums. The first half of the song is about the person in the mental institution and the second half about the bored working class person.|
|Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life Again Lyrics||12 years ago|
|This is one of my favorite songs. I'm at a point in my life where I'm kind of in a rut and things aren't going the way I had planned. I know I'll get back to where I'm living in the present and be back in the high life.|
|Steve Winwood – Valerie Lyrics||12 years ago|
I had always assumed the song was about the singer meeting an old flame (Valerie) and saying they should go out again. However, cmckinley's take on it makes sense.
Regardless, I prefer my original interpretation of it. It reminds me of a girl I used to know that I'd like to see again (she's not named Valerie though...but one of her friends is).
|Heart – Who Will You Run To Lyrics||12 years ago|
|Ann's voice is exceptional on this song. The meaning of this song is pretty straightforward. The singer's husband/boyfriend has left her for someone else. She is pleading for him to think about what he is doing and basically telling him that he'll regret it sooner or later.|
|Rush – Faithless Lyrics||12 years ago|
deguello1836, what do you mean no one ever disputes that we are sinners? Most atheists and agnostics don't believe "sin" exists.
And if one doesn't believe in God, then how can one believe they have fallen short of God? That's like saying we have fallen short of Superman.
How can you be so certain that the Bible is true and that there is a God? Two-thirds of the people on the planet believe the Bible is not true. No matter what religion you believe, there are more that disagree with you than think you are correct. I'm an atheist-leaning agnostic. I don't believe that there is God, but I am not 100% certain. I'm not 100% certain that bigfoot doesn't exist either. However, without reliable evidence, I won't believe in either.
Let's say that when you were growing up, your parents told you that God gave a man named Jack some magic beans and a giant beanstalk grew and Jack climbed the beanstalk to Heaven and stole a golden egg. Let's also say your parents told you a "fairy tale" about Noah and the ark. Wouldn't you believe the story of Jack and the gaint beanstalk was true and the story of Noah's ark was fiction?
|Whitney Houston – All At Once Lyrics||13 years ago|
My mother committed suicide when I was 14. For awhile, I was in denial about it. I hoped it was just a bad dream or something. When I came to reality that she was really gone, I thought of this song, especially the first verse. The emotions all came at once and it was like my childhood ended at that moment.
That was 15 years ago.
|Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls Lyrics||13 years ago|
Casey12, I'm a huge Led Zeppelin fan, but they ripped off more artists than anyone. Literally about 1/4 to 1/3 of their songs are either covers, remakes, or steal pieces from old blues and early rock songs. They rarely credited the original artists either.
Anyway, in regards to this song, has anybody heard the stupid alternative lyrics that replace "you've got me suicidal" with "you've got me in denial". This is for the stations that feel the word 'suicide' is too controversial for their listeners.
|Heart – Alone Lyrics||13 years ago|
|The yell that Ann does before the line "Til now I always got by on my own" and Nancy's solo send shivers down my spine. Just awesome.|
|Phil Collins – Take Me Home Lyrics||13 years ago|
|actionfrank, I can see where it could apply to shy people, like someone with social anxiety or avoidant personality disorder. They have created their own prison, sort of like Pink Floyd's The Wall.|
|Phil Collins – Do You Remember? Lyrics||13 years ago|
"I am not sure how this song reminds people of good memories. The entire song is talking about the things that went wrong... the lies, the misplaced blame, the hurt."
While it is about things that went wrong, there is also a bit of nostalgia to the song about what might have been. Notice the tone of the song isn't bitter. She wants to get back together, but he can't take any more heartache.
|Ozzy Osbourne – Road To Nowhere Lyrics||13 years ago|
|This is my favorite Ozzy song. The guitar playing is just excellent and the lyrics are poignant. Even though I haven't had the trouble with alcoholism and drug addiction that Ozzy has, I can identify with the song. I haven't learned to live in the present and I just can't seem to let go of past mistakes and tragedies. I think I'm slowly learning to accept the past and focus on the present, but it's a long road (I guess that is what Ozzy means by "it's still the road that never ends").|
|The Black Crowes – Go Faster Lyrics||13 years ago|
I agree...great song. As TX9 said, it is about a relationship. Sounds like she wants a long term relationship or at least wants to date awhile before having sex. He, on the other hand, is "not staying long, just passing through".
The chorus could apply to many situations. Could be used as a motivational song when training for a race.
|Vanessa Williams – Saved The Best For Last Lyrics||13 years ago|
|It is a sweet song, but some of the lyrics are pretty bad. "Sometimes the snow comes down in June" Yeah, it's called the Southern Hemisphere (and the arctic). "Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon". No it doesn't. Never has. Not once. Never.|
|Heart – These Dreams Lyrics||13 years ago|
|My favorite line is "The sweetest song is silence that I've ever heard". I love Nancy's raspy voice on this song.|
|Fleetwood Mac – For Your Love Lyrics||13 years ago|
|This was an old song by The Yardbirds.|
|Ozzy Osbourne – Road To Nowhere Lyrics||16 years ago|
I can't believe more people haven't commented on this song. I love the guitar work on it.
As coconut said, Ozzy is looking back on his life and the mistakes he's made. He still finds life a mystery...still looking for "the meaning of life".
In the second verse ("the wreckage of my past keeps haunting me"), he can't let go of his past. His alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression still haunt him...he can't forgive himself and move on with his life...he hasn't learned to "live for today and not tomorrow".
Despite that, he decides life has been worth the ride and he would do it all again if he had the choice. In other words, he isn't saying "I wish I had never been born".
As for the 'road to nowhere' part, I think he's saying he's trapped by his old habits...he isn't making any progress because his past keeps coming back to haunt him. It's like Pink Floyd's "The Wall", he's building a psychological wall around himself.
At the end, he finally tears down the wall and decides the depression will pass. I think his marriage was on the rocks and he ultimately realized he had to get better or he was going to lose Sharon.
Again, similar in theme to "The Wall" and also to the Beatles' song "Nowhere Man".
|Fugazi – I'm So Tired Lyrics||16 years ago|
I agree with the suicide interpretation...especially when you consider the last stanza. "No more struggle, no more energy" "It's all too crazy and I'm not sticking 'round". Obviously, he plans to end it all.
The first stanza is saying that he has isolated himself from the world (similar to the theme of Pink Floyd's "The Wall"). The second stanza could refer to drug use, but I think amw's interpretation is probably correct.
I accidently stumbled upon this song while looking for the Beatles song of the same title. I think this song is sad and yet beautiful.
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